Alumni Chair in Humanities: Julius A. Amin
The Alumni Chair in Humanities provides leadership in establishing the humanities in the curriculum and in the broader intellectual life of the community. It assists other humanities faculty in developing interdisciplinary courses; organizes humanities symposia; conducts research in the humanities; manages the humanities library fund; and maintains a visible presence for the humanities on campus.
History professor Julius A. Amin began his four-year tenure as Alumni Chair in Humanities in August 2017. The previous six chairs are Eugene August (English), Michael Barnes (religious studies), Richard Benedum (music), John Heitmann (history), Patricia A. Johnson (philosophy), and Ellen L. Fleischmann (history).
Each chair has traditionally chosen to focus a large part of her or his endeavors on a broad-ranging theme that is of critical interest to the University community.